Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Insurance Mandate

Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Insurance Mandate

20090921_Back of US Capitol_005Imagine that: Americans thinking like Americans!

According to an AP poll at Breitbart.com, a plurality of Americans are opposed to the socialist takeover of health care being pushed in congress:

The poll found that 43 percent oppose the health care plans being discussed in Congress, while 41 percent are in support. An additional 15 percent remain neutral or undecided.

“Well, for one, I know nobody wants to pay taxes for anybody else to go to the doctor—I don’t,” said Kate Kuhn, 20, of Acworth, Ga. “I don’t want to pay for somebody to use my money that I could be using for myself.”

Other polls like Rasmussen are finding even greater opposition to socialized health care: 54% opposed, the last I saw.

When you get beyond the abstract into the more everyday, practical aspects of the implications of government health care, the poll finds 64% of Americans are opposed to the government requiring everyone to have health insurance or face a penalty.

Stunning that free Americans would actually reject the idea of government oppression in their lives, telling them what they must purchase.

It almost gives a patriot hope that we might yet save our Constitution and our republic!

6 Responses to “Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Insurance Mandate”

  1. I was unaware 43% is an overwhelming majority.

  2. I was unaware I said 43% was “an overwhelming majority.”

    The article states that this poll found a plurality opposed this unconstitutional socialist scheme.

    Other polls such as a recent Rasmussen poll, found an overwhelming majority of 54% opposed it.

    In the end, it doesn't matter how many or how few Americans have the sense to oppose this assault on our Constitution, property and freedom; the Constitution clearly does not authorize it, making such a system illegal.

    But if the socialists in congress insist on breaking their oath and the highest law of our nation, they'll be paying the price with the voters at the voter's next opportunity.

  3. Claiming “Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose” is a stretch. The margins by which opposition lead approval are far from overwhelming.

    The Rasmussen poll data is always slightly skewed to a conservative perspective, since the statistics generated is based off of likely voters, which favors Republicans over Democrats. Since this is not an issue up for voting among the general public, I think the pertinence of those numbers is less relevant than the aforementioned AP poll.

    I fail to see how this bill is an “assault on our Constitution” and that “the Constitution clearly does not authorize it”. The “Elastic Clause” (or Necessary and Proper Clause) allows this bill to be completely legal within the confines of the Constitution.

  4. In political terms, a couple of points or more is often described as “overwhelming” or “large margin” or similar terminology. Perhaps sour grapes is souring you to the poll results.

    If you fail to see how this bill is an assault on our Constitution–because the Constitution does not authorize it–then you know little about our Constitution, which is sad to say of an America.

    If you missed all that in school, please read this for a crash-course on why the Constitution isn't some chunk of rubber or clay that you can reshape into something to allow the people to be robbed of their freedom: http://www.dakotavoice.com/2009/10/house-majori

  5. Claiming “Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose” is a stretch. The margins by which opposition lead approval are far from overwhelming.

    The Rasmussen poll data is always slightly skewed to a conservative perspective, since the statistics generated is based off of likely voters, which favors Republicans over Democrats. Since this is not an issue up for voting among the general public, I think the pertinence of those numbers is less relevant than the aforementioned AP poll.

    I fail to see how this bill is an “assault on our Constitution” and that “the Constitution clearly does not authorize it”. The “Elastic Clause” (or Necessary and Proper Clause) allows this bill to be completely legal within the confines of the Constitution.

  6. In political terms, a couple of points or more is often described as “overwhelming” or “large margin” or similar terminology. Perhaps sour grapes is souring you to the poll results.

    If you fail to see how this bill is an assault on our Constitution–because the Constitution does not authorize it–then you know little about our Constitution, which is sad to say of an America.

    If you missed all that in school, please read this for a crash-course on why the Constitution isn't some chunk of rubber or clay that you can reshape into something to allow the people to be robbed of their freedom: http://www.dakotavoice.com/2009/10/house-majori